Category: Wordpress

WordPress MU Virtual Machine

To get my feet wet, I wanted to test an installation of WordPress MU (multi-user) edition. The installation seems too problematic on a Windows workstation, even when running in an environment such as AppServ , WAMP, XAMPP, or Uniform Server. My preference is XAMPP. I have tested and used all these environments. I originally preferred the Uniform Server as it…

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WordPress Pretty Permalinks on IIS without mod rewrite

Permalinks are the URLs to an individual post, category, page, etc. These links generally take the form of index.php?p=444 (or some number). Pretty Permalinks are the same URLs crafted to make sense to the user. Apache offers this ability, though generally not set by default. IIS through version 6 (Windows 2003) does not offer this. There are ISAPI filters both…

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WordPress Permalinks will not work in a default XAMMP installation

XAMPP is a free and open source cross-platform web server package, comprised of an Apache HTTP Server, a MySQL database, PHP and Perl programming languages. It is easy to install and setup with little configuration. However, the default installation of XAMPP does not enable the permalinks, though the permalinks structure is customizable to create the .htaccess file. With no permalinks,…

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WordPress – Global Translator Plugin Fix

Global Translator is a free and open source WordPress Plugin which is able to automatically translate your blog into different languages. After activating the Global Translator plugin, it is displayed under the Admin Settings as Global Translator. However, the link is incorrect and will not display. The link selects an absolute path that is incorrect. https://it.megocollector.com/wp-admin/:/…/it/wp-content/plugins/global-translator/options-translator.php The plugin is still…

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How to reset forgotten WordPress password

WordPress offers a default password recovery method that is available on the login screen. Under the Username and Password box there is a link to Lost your password?. This password recovery method would recover the user password if the user defines a valid and working email address in the user profile. If the e-mail account is not accessible or unknown…

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phpMyVisitSites Open source Analytics

One of my continuing tasks is to search for a free open source web analytic application. There are very few to be found. An application that promises to be very good, is PiWiK. It is still in the very early stages of development and has a lot to be desired. It is, however, the continuing development of it’s predecessor phpMyvisites….

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WordPress LDAP Authentication

I wanted to enable LDAP in an instance of WordPress 2.6.2. To do this was not as simple as I had hoped. I spent a little over an hour trying to implement something that seemed to be self evident. After some research and testing and once all the pieces were identified and correctly configured, I finally got it working. The…

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Decoding the obfuscated base64 php

WordPress is quite versatile. The ability to customize, tweak, manipulate code, and or change plugins and themes are among the top reasons that it is so popular today. However, there are those who maliciously and intentionally add code that generally cannot be changed. This code is often encrypted or obfuscated so that it may be masked as legitimate code. Often…

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WordPress Upgrade from 2.6.1 to 2.6.2 (13 files)

Another WordPress update has been made available for download. It seems that every time I get my sites in order, there is another update. Whether it is a plugin or WordPress release. This makes it particularly difficult when trying to maintain a perfect copy of a site for development and testing of plugins, themes, and WordPress updates. It also seems,…

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WordPress 2.6 Revision Control

A new feature of WordPress 2.6 is the introduction of the Post Revision. This feature is by default enabled and without options. In theory, it is a reasonable mechanism to prevent data loss in the event a mistake is made in a revised Post. One may simply revert to a previous Post. However, the annoyance is that the admin has…

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WordPress Upgrade and Plugin Updates

Upgrading WordPress from 2.3.3 to 2.6.1 is a very easy task when using the InstantUpgrade. However, the problem lies with the themes and plugins. Although, I hadn’t encountered any theme problems in my testings, I did have quite a few plugins that caused some problems. The problems were not necessarily resolved by updating them. In many cases, the updates caused…

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WordPress – How to Move Blog to New Domain or Location

In most cases, the host of a WordPress installation is not the same as the test installation. In the case of testing plugins, themes, and WordPress versions, an exact installation of the original WordPress install would be the best scenario. In other cases, a WordPress installation hosted by an ISP may need to be copied to another ISP. A name…

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